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Title: Gazeta de Santafé, Capital del Nuevo Reyno de Granada N.3
Editor: Juan Manuel García Tejada del Castillo
Publication Info: Santafé : Imprenta del Gobierno, Santafé, June 27, 1816.
Physical Details: 15 1/2 x 22 cm

Summary: Announces the establishment of isolation hospitals for those with smallpox to avoid contagion. States that vaccines are now being required and mentions three vaccinated children were sent to Tunja. Calls for any suggested projects or advice "in favor of humanity." Issue also includes a letter from Bolivar and a Psalm.
Historical Notes: At the turn of the 18th century, Nueva Granada saw a resurgence of smallpox epidemics in 1782 and 1802. The estimated number of deaths from the 1782 smallpox epidemic range from 3,000 to 7,000, a range which comprises a significant portion of the estimated 16,000 habitants in 1778. This major public health issue required strategic policies aimed at preventing contagion and spreading vaccinations. Silva, Renán. Las epidemias de viruela de 1782 y 1802 en el Virreinato de Nueva Granada: contribución a un análisis histórico de los procesos de apropiación de modelos culturales. Medellín: La Carreta Editores, 2007. Pp. 47.

Subject(s): Public health -- Colombia
Medicine -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century
Smallpox -- Vaccination
Hospitals -- Colombia -- History
Smallpox -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: NA
Record Number: 617